ODNR Issues Two Shale Drilling Permits

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two permits for drilling in the Utica-Point Pleasant shale play were awarded by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week.

Both permits were given to EAP Ohio LLC for wells in Carroll County. 

No permits were issued in Mahoning, Trumbull or Columbiana counties. Nor were any issued in Lawrence or Mercer counties in Pennsylvania, according to the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.

As of Feb. 8, ODNR had issued 3,192 permits for drilling in the Utica shale, with 2,713 drilled and 2,443 active.

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